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Quotes of the week

Posted Jan 31, 2013 21:58 UTC (Thu) by khim (subscriber, #9252)
In reply to: Quotes of the week by dlang
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so if you get inefficient at storing small files, it can have a surprisingly large effect.

Why? Sure, efficiency for these files will go down, but efficiency for all files will still be pretty good.

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Quotes of the week

Posted Jan 31, 2013 22:21 UTC (Thu) by dlang (subscriber, #313) [Link]

it depends how you measure efficancy.

if you have 500K tiny files take an extra meg of disk space, but save a meg of disk space on 2K giant files, your overall efficiency is not improved

extents work pretty well at consolidating disk allocation units, so the win on modern filesystems would not be very large.

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